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Levy talks back Bob Keeler's column, " Steve Levy is on the road to nowhere" [Opinion, July 2], is typical media elitism. Full Story
Sarge

United States

#1 Jul 11, 2008
Thank you again Mr. Levy!! Thank you for doing your job and thank you for standing up to Keeler.
Jane from Babylon

Washington, DC

#2 Jul 11, 2008
Sarge wrote:
Thank you again Mr. Levy!! Thank you for doing your job and thank you for standing up to Keeler.
I agree. Keeler also used the term "anti-immigrant" in his rantings. The elitism that Steve Levy writes about conveniently and repeatedly ignores the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. We need more politicians with the conviction of Steve Levy who aren't afraid of Reverend Ramirez and others in pro entitlement industry.
Independent

Queens Village, NY

#3 Jul 11, 2008
Mr Levy, THANK YOU for being about one of the ONLY politicians that actually works for the TAX-PAYER (constituents). We voted for you for that reason, we expect NO less although we get LESS from EVERY other politician that panders to special interests, UNIONS and lobbyists.

While there is the small percentage that does not like you, it is more than likely that they belong to one of the UNIONS that is killing long island (PBA/teachers), they are related to someone in one of the UNIONS killing long island, OR they are in the special interest/lobby group. The remainder, the MAJORITY, appreciate you looking out for the tax-payer, trying to get more money from Albany which is like getting blood from a stone, and in general working for WE THE PEOPLE that elected you.

There are few examples of politicians on Long Island that work for the people, the reason Long Island politics is broken/corrupt, that Albany is broken/corrupt, that Congress is broken/corrupt...all the way up the chain is because politicians no longer work for THE PEOPLE. They are out for themselves, they are out for higher office, they pander to all sides etc etc.

ILLEGAL is a simple concept even when it comes to illegal aliens. Those that want them here, make THEM pay for them, not the MAJORITY who clearly understands right from wrong and illegal from legal. There is no excuse for our Federal Government not enforcing existing immigration laws other than CHEAP labor.

There is no reason the MAJORITY of legal tax-payers should be paying for those here illegaly. Ther is no reason that Albany should not be paying their fair share to patrol the state highways.

THANK YOU from me and I'm sure anyone with COMMON sense!
Irene _legal immigrant

Cleveland, OH

#4 Jul 11, 2008
I wish there were more politicians like him.
Marie

Nesconset, NY

#5 Jul 11, 2008
Steve Levy should be commended in his stance on illegal immigration. He is the only person of power who is doing ANYTHING. We the taxpayers have spoken and we want and end to illegal immigration. Sorry if it offends anyone, but illegal means ILLEGAL.
Independent

Queens Village, NY

#6 Jul 11, 2008
Marie wrote:
Steve Levy should be commended in his stance on illegal immigration. He is the only person of power who is doing ANYTHING. We the taxpayers have spoken and we want and end to illegal immigration. Sorry if it offends anyone, but illegal means ILLEGAL.
EXACTLY!!!!
liner

Hicksville, NY

#7 Jul 11, 2008
Keep up the good fight, Steve. The vast majority of TAX PAYING county residents are firmly behind you.
Patricia Burkhart

East Hanover, NJ

#8 Jul 11, 2008
Surprise, surprise! Steve Levy actually exists! I just wondered because I and my colleagues have been asking for an audience with him for more than a year now and IF we get a response it is from staffer and it not awe-inspiring. But he had a chance to get in the NEWS and so he of course jumped on it. Make no mistake about it. Steve Levy care about himself and his big business, big developer, big transportation cronies. I love the part about his not pandering to lobbyists! Who fills his coffers? Big business, developers and powerful transportation reps. Doesn't sacrifce his ideals? I am a lifelong Democrat and never voted for Steve Levy and never will because he is NOT a Democrat and never will be. He is tyrant and he will do what tyrants do: everything to get their way and get back at those who dared to challenge him. Succumbing to the glacial Albany bureacracy? How about Steve Levy take care of his own house first before he throw rocks at others? Suffolk County is stuck in the stone age. All Steve Levy cares about is roads and more road and oh, yes, Steve Levy. Glad to hear he's not interested in higher office. That's a relief!
suffolk man

AOL

#9 Jul 11, 2008
Steve Levy is a breath of fresh air! Finally a man
with honor and integrity and not afraid to speak his mind. And a good one it is!
jimmy joe

Manchester, NH

#10 Jul 12, 2008
if mr. levy is so interested in the taxpayers why is he giving retirement bonuses to people leaving county service anyway, supporting a very expensive tobacco securitization program which benefits only the investment bankers and will leave taxpayers footing the bill for years to come and the reappointment of the county personel officer who was reinstated to a six year term the day after he "retired" form county service and now collects a pension and a full salary?
Sal I Am

United States

#11 Jul 12, 2008
Patricia Burkhart wrote:
Surprise, surprise! Steve Levy actually exists! I just wondered because I and my colleagues have been asking for an audience with him for more than a year now and IF we get a response it is from staffer and it not awe-inspiring. But he had a chance to get in the NEWS and so he of course jumped on it. Make no mistake about it. Steve Levy care about himself and his big business, big developer, big transportation cronies. I love the part about his not pandering to lobbyists! Who fills his coffers? Big business, developers and powerful transportation reps. Doesn't sacrifce his ideals? I am a lifelong Democrat and never voted for Steve Levy and never will because he is NOT a Democrat and never will be. He is tyrant and he will do what tyrants do: everything to get their way and get back at those who dared to challenge him. Succumbing to the glacial Albany bureacracy? How about Steve Levy take care of his own house first before he throw rocks at others? Suffolk County is stuck in the stone age. All Steve Levy cares about is roads and more road and oh, yes, Steve Levy. Glad to hear he's not interested in higher office. That's a relief!
Ms. Burkhardt. Number one, please read your letter and look at all the Spelling and grammatical errors in same. Number two, you state you are a Democrat and you have never and will never vote for Steve Levy. You sound like a liberal to me. You state that you and your colleagues have been trying to get an audience (you probably meant meeting)with him and you can't. Who are these so called colleagues and what is the purpose of this meeting? That is what liberals do, throw garbage out and hope it doesn't come back. Well Ms. Burkhardt it just came back. And three, you say he is a Republican. I personally do not care what he is for I vote for the person who is going to get the job done not for his party and I suggest you do the same. And lastly, as your Democratic party could not come up with anyone who could challenge him for 'your' party's nomination I would suggest next time you take up the challenge and throw your bonnet in the ring. Comprende?
Oh, by the way, thank you Mr. Levy
RESCUE

Montgomery, AL

#12 Jul 12, 2008
wow, sounds as if it's one of those "you're not a republican, so you don't get my vote because of that very fact" i have nothing against your values, but you make it sound as though even if he were the best for the job, you wouldn't be able to see it because of his affiliation, and this comment goes to both sides, you're just an example, sorry-it's nothing personal.

it's no wonder this nation is split, we're split on the idea if the nation is even split on ideas. 1 nation, under God, not a democratic or republican controlled house under a God who only supports a democratic or republican viewpoint-
Ssgt Bill

United States

#13 Jul 12, 2008
Sorry rescue but I don't catch your meaning.
RESCUE

Montgomery, AL

#14 Jul 12, 2008
" I am a lifelong Democrat and never voted for Steve Levy and never will because he is NOT a Democrat and never will be. "

sorry, it was a comment that was made, i was referring to the fact that, to me, it appears this person wouldn't vote for Levy because he's not affiliated with "the party", even if he was the best man for the job. I'm not endorsing him or anything like that, i haven't looked up on his policies personally.

I was only commenting on the whole idea of someone not voting for someone just because of a party affiliation, even if they were obviously a better canidate

example: I would vote for Hitler because he's with my party, but Jesus is on the other party line, so therefore i can't vote for him

i hope that clears it up, sorry for the confusion
Ssgt Bill

United States

#15 Jul 12, 2008
Hey rescue, that clears it up. Thanks. You are saying the same thing I am saying. You said that you don't know his policy's. For your info Steve Levy just ran again for office and not only did no one from his party run against him for a primary but the Republicans didn't wast their money running anyone against him. That's the scoop. Like we say some people will just vote party line.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#17 Jul 13, 2008
Illegal immigrants are nothing but parasites to Long Island.

If Levy truly cares about the taxpayers he needs to clean up Brentwood School district and their bloated state aid.$200,000,000 in state aid? It's apparent that no one in Brentwood is paying their property taxes because most of the residents are illegal immigrants.

Stop having Long Island taxpayers foot the bill for illegal immigrants and their anchor babies!

It's bad enough that illegals pay nothing when they have sick babies in the hospital. Have an American family try that and see what happens. They'll take away your home and hunt you down till you pay!
Jimmy

United States

#18 Jul 13, 2008
Fed up Suffolk Taxpayer wrote:
Illegal immigrants are nothing but parasites to Long Island.
If Levy truly cares about the taxpayers he needs to clean up Brentwood School district and their bloated state aid.$200,000,000 in state aid? It's apparent that no one in Brentwood is paying their property taxes because most of the residents are illegal immigrants.
Stop having Long Island taxpayers foot the bill for illegal immigrants and their anchor babies!
It's bad enough that illegals pay nothing when they have sick babies in the hospital. Have an American family try that and see what happens. They'll take away your home and hunt you down till you pay!
I agree
Dumas

Rosedale, NY

#19 Jul 14, 2008
stop illegals
Joseb

Lynbrook, NY

#20 Jul 15, 2008
Mr. Levy, thank you for the job that you are doing for the Taxpayers. That is alot more then what I can say about the spineless County Executive in Nasssau County.

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